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23 August 2021

Features: Dallas Jenkins on his video series The Chosen; post-Covid spiritual growth; Pentecostal history in Canada and a slate of guest columnists displaying mentoring in action. View selections here or page through an online sample issue.

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Video intro: Watch a short videochat of the editors introducing the contents of this issue.


The FT Interview: Holly Fortier is owner of Nisto Consulting, a company that offers Indigenous awareness training across Canada. She’s also a filmmaker, actress and advocate. She spoke to Faith Today’s Karen Stiller about her identity as a First Nations Christian woman and what the Church has to learn.

Filmmaker Dallas Jenkins on The ChosenCreatively experimental series downloaded and watched by millions By Peter Chattaway

Why we do a land acknowledgment in my church: Rejecting heresy, choosing reconciliation By Ken Shigematsu

Planning for post-Covid spiritual growth: We have inherited a set of everyday tools that can help open us to God By Sandra Broadus

Being Christian in a secular society: From cultural wars to positive engagement By Gordon T. Smith

Building a Canada-wide church: The story of Canada-wide Pentecostalism in Canada By Michael Wilkinson and Linda Ambrose

In each issue

Behind the scenes: Mentoring in action. Welcome to a special "share the mic" issue. By the editors 

Talking points: Podcast lineup, New webinars, Recent web posts, Milestones, Readers write, Contributors

Cross connections: Gaps in my resume. And why I'm not going to explain them. By guest columnist Lindsay Callaway 

By the numbers: Long-term care in the pandemic.

Witness: On a journey. By guest columnist Daniel Zacharias  

News. Notes. Ideas      

  • B-ringing hope during the Covid-19 pandemic​. Trinity Western University music student strikes the right chord.  
  • Artist launches new book​. Calls Christian community to creation care.
  • Inspiring ideas. Covid causes church aid program to go mobile. Hope for refugees. Gathering within restrictions. 
  • Winnipeg pastor helps others see more clearly​. Organization wins award. 
  • National evangelical organization focuses on reconciliation​. Renewed focus on long-held concerns.
  • Noteworthy. Social media for the persecuted church. Government support weakens the the Church. Bible-based trauma therapy has remarkable results. Protestant church closures accelerating. Evaluating the state of the Church in 2020. And more.
  • Second-hand shop full of second chances: Sex trade survivor helps others.

The gathering place: A national reckoning. A time to lament, a time to heal. By columnist Bruce J. Clemenger 

News from the EFC: Upholding prostitution laws. Freedom of conscience. Religious freedom verdict. Porn sites need age verification. Ontario letter on pandemic restrictions. Conversion therapy definition too wide. Pandemic prayer prompts. Weekly EFC prayer prompts. Refugee Sunday.

At issue: How (and why) to be nice to your MP.

History lesson: Richard Brothers: How Canada adapted and innovated for higher education. By guest columnist Baiyu Andrew Song 

Go with God: Seeking to belong. Our shared identity in Christ frees us to celebrate our uniqueness. By guest columnist Selene Lau

Religion watchKorean religious group growing worldwide. Christian prayer and care needed. By guest columnist Steve Matthews

Global village By columnist David Donaldson  

  • Migrants as evangelists
  • Malaysia relents on "Allah" 
  • Ukraine and Russia border tensions
  • Call for peace in Colombia 

Books & culture: Reviews

  • Now, How Shall We Be? This Cultural Moment and Our Christian Response by Mark R. Glanville and Luke Glanville
  • Little Theologians: Children, Culture, and the Making of Theological Meaning​ by David M. Csinos 
  • Can I Believe? Christianity for the Hesitant​ by John G. Stackhouse, Jr.
  • All Things Wise and Wonderful: A Christian Understanding of How and Why Things Happen, in Light of COVID-19​ by E. Janet Warren
  • Reading the Bestsellers: Extraordinary Canadians: Stories From the Heart of Our Nation​: by Peter Mansbridge, with Mark Bulgutch
  • Canadian Creatives: Light at the End of the Tunnel by Christine Peterkin 

Christ & culture in Canada: Joan and the rotting deck. Finding God in unexpected places. By guest columnist Maria Hovey. 

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